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About Trees That Count

Working with New Zealanders to plant millions more native trees

At Trees That Count we love trees. But not just any old trees, Aotearoa’s special native trees.  

We’re a conservation charity bringing together business, community and everyday Kiwis, with the vision of helping plant 200 million native trees across the country.

We're counting the native trees planted throughout New Zealand, and helping Kiwis to plant more.

Every single tree counts, so whether you’re planting one native tree in your backyard, hundreds in your community or thousands on a farm we want to know! By counting the native trees which are planted each year we can we can monitor and measure the positive impact of the work we are doing to improve the environment.

The Trees That Count marketplace provides a place for all New Zealanders to fund or gift native trees. This support is matched with planters throughout the country who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.

Our journey

Trees That Count was born out of a simple question, "How many native trees are planted in New Zealand each year and could we plant more to help mitigate climate change?"

In November 2016, Trees That Count was launched. We're a programme of the Project Crimson Trust. For close to three decades, Project Crimson has been championing native tree planting through large-scale restoration and environmental education projects.

Alongside the generous support of the thousands of businesses and individuals who are funding trees, Trees That Count is generously supported through the catalytic investment of The Tindall Foundation and Te Uru Rākau.

Millions of trees have been added to the count, and with the support of public generosity and Kiwi businesses we want to help people plant millions more.

Join us and help plant millions more native trees. Plant, gift or donate a native tree today.